13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ready for My Close-Up

When I saw this snowy egret posing like a movie star, the back feathers and head position immediately reminded of the classic movie Sunset Boulevard in which Gloria Swanson ends the movie by saying in an overly dramatic Greta Garbo voice, "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." Spot on.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © James Schumm